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Double Chocolate Cookies with Jack Daniels & Mint Julep Cupcakes

Whiskey Double Chocolate Cookies

Mint Julep Cupcakes

Today is the 138th Kentucky Derby! I'm going to a friends for a Derby / Cinco de Mayo party, but before I go, I wanted to share two delicious recipes with you. First, double chocolate whiskey cookies, and second, mint julep cupcakes.


Double Chocolate Cookies with Jack Daniels
What You'll Need
1 Stick of Butter, softened
3/4 whtie sugar
3/4 brown sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup Jack Daniels
1 1/4 cup flour
1 cup cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 bag semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat your oven 350 Degrees and grease two cookie sheets. Or use non stick foil like I do.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together your butter and sugars. Then add your egg and Jack Daniels and mix well.

Whiskey Double Chocolate Cookies

Mix together the cocoa powder, salt, baking soda, and flour in a bowl.

Whiskey Double Chocolate Cookies

Mix into the sugar/egg/butter/J.D. mixture slowly.

Whiskey Double Chocolate Cookies

Drop rounded tablespoons onto your cookie sheet and cook at 350 degrees for 12 minutes or until the centers spring back with gentle pressure.

Mint Julep Cupcakes
Mint Julep Cupcakes
What You'll Need : Cupcakes
1 Box Betty Crocker Butter Cake Mix
1/2 Cup Bourbon (I used Jack Daniels, which isn't a bourbon - sorry!)
1/2 Cup Water
3 Eggs
1/3 Stick butter, softened

Follow the instructions on the box mix, replacing half of the water with bourbon. Mix well and put into cupcake cups 3/4 of the way full.

Mint Julep Cupcakes

Put into the oven at 350 degrees and bake for 17-22 minutes or until lightly browned on top.

Mint Julep Cupcakes

What You'll Need : Mint Julep Icing
4-5 cups powdered sugar
1 stick of butter, softened
Creme de menthe
Bourbon
Mint leaves for decor

Mint Julep Cupcakes

In a large mixing bowl, whip the butter until light and fluffy. Start slowly adding your powdered sugar by the cup. On your third pour in, mix in 6 teaspoons creme de menthe and 3 teaspoons of bourbon. After that, add sugar until it forms peaks, but is not stiff icing. This is to taste - I highly suggest trying your icing. If you find it too sugary, add some milk to help counter.

Refrigerate the icing for about 1 hour, then ice with a knife. Then top with mint leaves, and you are done!

Mint Julep Cupcakes

Here's to a great Derby and a wonderful Cinco de Mayo as well!

9 comments:

  1. Those mint cupcakes sound and look delish! I'm such a lover of all things mint so this sounds like my kind of thing!

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  2. OMNOMS <3 I never used mint leaves in my cooking, will try it soon <3

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  3. Oh gosh! These look really delicious! Especially the mint cupcakes :) they look so cute with that leaf!

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  4. Whoa Nelly! I need both of these in my life for sure. Gosh Katherine, you are quite the baking genius. This page is getting bookmarked and I am determined to tackle each of these in the near future:) Yum, yum, yum. I don't know what could be better than Jack and chocolate!

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  5. I have to try the mint julep cupcakes! I'm obsessed with anything mint and those sound delicious. Thank you for sharing, I'm adding this to my list of recipes stat

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  6. I am in looove city with that dresss! And can I also say, I totally want your hair cut! Now that I'm short I'm wondering if I could pull of shorter!!!

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  7. I've got to try this! You know how MUCH I love cupcakes! And the combination of mint and chocolate is my favorite! -Jessica

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  8. add 1/4 cup crushed up bacon to the cookies. You're welcome :)

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